Erdoğan declares victory in his pursuit of one-man rule


Ozerdem & Baser (TC) : After a long and contentious referendum campaign, Turkey has voted to endorse a package of constitutional changes that will turn the country’s long-established parliamentary system into a presidential one. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared that his proposals had passed, with just over 51% of votes in favour. (archives) While More...

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The sacking of South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has created uncertainty about the future of the country’s finances. Nic Bothma/EPA
By nsnbc On Saturday, April 1st, 2017

South Africa has lost a key line of defence against corruption. What now?

Seán Mfundza Muller (TC) : South Africa’s currency and bond markets plunged after a dramatic late night announcement that South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma had fired the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, March 25th, 2017

The World’s Last Colony: Morocco continues occupation of Western Sahara, in defiance of UN

Nizar Visram (nsnbc) : At the 28th Summit meeting of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 30 January 2017, Morocco’s readmission to the continental body generated heated discussion. At the More...

By Ellen H. Brown On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

“Ryancare” Dead on Arrival: Can We Please Now Try Single Payer?

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : The Canadian plan also helps Canadians live longer and healthier than Americans. . . . We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan, as many individual states are doing.  — More...

Popular tourist destination Kuta beach in Bali, Indonesia, is regularly covered in waste, most of it plastic that washes ashore during the rainy season. This picture was taken on February 15, 2016. Wira Suryantala/Antara/Reuters
By nsnbc On Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Indonesia vows to tackle marine pollution

Thomas Wright (TC) : It is wet season in Bali, Indonesia, a popular tourist destination for Australian, Russian, German, Chinese and Japanese visitors. Popular tourist destination Kuta beach in Bali, Indonesia, More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Saudi Arabia: All Breaking Beds Of Our Most Favoured Aggressor

Elodie Pichon (nsnbc) : 2017 will be a challenging year for Saudi Arabia, who is losing its leadership in the Middle East and faces looming economic challenges stemming from low oil prices. SA has been humiliated More...

Thabo Mbeki during his inauguration as Chancellor at UNISA. Deaan Vivier/Netwerk24
By nsnbc On Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Thabo Mbeki calls for a ‘rebirth’. Is South Africa up to the task?

Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni (TC) : The appointment of former South African president Thabo Mbeki as Chancellor of one of the country’s largest tertiary institutions, the University of South Africa (UNISA), comes at More...

Leader of the Front National, Marine le Pen. (archives) Courtesy Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

No it didn’t happen in Turkey – EU Parliament Stripped Immunity of EMP Marine Le Pen over Tweet

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Front party, Member of the European Parliament and National Front presidential candidate, on Thursday, was striped of immunity from prosecution More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, February 24th, 2017

Kim Jong-Nam Allegedly Murdered With VX Weapon of Mass Destruction

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Malaysian government authorities claim preliminary autopsy results show that Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un was killed with the nerve More...

President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan is standing firm against any political pressure. Flickr/GovernmentZA
By nsnbc On Friday, February 24th, 2017

Why Gordhan’s silence on South Africa’s nuclear option is a good sign

Hartmut Winkler (TC) : South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan said very little about the energy sector in his recent budget speech. The word “energy” came up only once compared with 2016, when More...